Financial Crime Prevention Leader of the Year

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  1. Register an account.
  2. Start your entry (save it in-progress).
  3. Submit your entry to be in the running.

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For any questions, please contact Berenice Lamblin

2025 Awards

This award recognises an outstanding individual that has performed above and beyond the standard expected of those that operate in financial crime prevention. This is an individual who goes beyond the call of duty and has taken measures to align the business in a proactive manner with the various financial crime directives set by regulators in the markets/jurisdictions in which the company operates.

The recipient of this award will be an expert within their organisation, leading the business and its team to advance approaches to financial crime detection, prevention and management. In this entry judges will be looking for real examples of leadership, new ideas, innovation and implementation of best practice – and how this has made a difference.


  • This award is open to financial crime leaders working within the internal team of a financial institution or a highly regulated business.
  • Entries for this award must be nominated by a Manager, Stakeholder or Colleague.
  • Self-nominations will not be accepted - please seek a nominator.
  • Entries must demonstrate evidence from the last 12-18 months, up to the awards entry deadline.
  • We welcome entries recognising individuals working for businesses within Europe.


  • Please describe the career or role progression over the last 12-18 months for this individual.
  • The judges would be interested in any business or regulatory context in which this individual has been operating, that will highlight any specific challenges or opportunities that they have risen to overcome / embrace.
  • What were the drivers behind the individual’s success, why was this year in particular a highlight for their career?


  • In what ways did the individual surpass expectations over the last 12-18 months?
  • What new behaviours, new skills, or new competencies have been developed that have been beneficial for the business?
  • What is the leadership style of this individual, how do they build trust with their colleagues and internal business stakeholders?
  • How does this individual motivate and inspire others?
  • How has the individual embraced their professional development and career progression, and how does this make them an inspiration for others?


  • What has been the impact of this individual for the team and/or business?
  • Are there any specific achievements that you would like to highlight?
  • Please provide any qualitative or quantitative evidence that helps to support the nomination.
  • The judges would be interested in any information that would help show why this is individual is an exemplary role model for others in the team.


  • Please provide up to three testimonials in support of the nomination from colleagues, internal business partners or wider stakeholders who can validate the success and contribution of the individual in the last 12-18 months.
  • Please keep testimonials to max 100 words.

Financial Crime Prevention Leader of the Year

2025 Awards